All around Europe, our Distributors are showing off, demonstrating the Astin Trew products. As you can see from the above, David Price of Hi-Fi World magazine thought our room at the UK show 'rather fine' and I was almost embarrassed at the number of people returning for a second or third listen, who said our room was one of the best sounding at the show, regardless of system cost. Yes, I used good loudspeakers, from both Dutch Speaker Systems (DSS) and Revolver, and excellent cables from Vovox (Swiss made), but no room treatments, so I would say the natural flowing Astin Trew sound took center stage.
Two weeks later I was at the VAD Hi-Fi show in Eindhoven, Holland, this time supporting my Distributor Music2, who was demonstrating the Astin Trew products alongside some very high end products, including turntables. It it is so gratifying to hear that the AT3500plus CD player sounding so similar to analogue LP in its flow and inner detail, but with a more solid base. Of course I know this from all our work on the development of this player, but hearing the results in a different country, in front of an appreciative Dutch audience, was worth every penny of the flight cost and 'working weekend'!! Thanks Marco and your team at Music2 for the invite and hospitality.
Other shows I have not been able to get to this month have been in Switzerland, Poland and Greece. Maybe next year?
HOT NEWS. We are launching the AT8000 phono stage amplifier in November, to match the AT1000 pre-amplifier and AT2000 integrated amplifier. Watch this space and our web site for updates.